Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 25, 2012

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Facebook has been all over the news, with last week’s lackluster IPO and this week’s lawsuits, but, if you remember, just a few weeks ago, Facebook spent a billion dollars buying Instagram, a very popular photo sharing site.  Well, yesterday, Facebook launched its own camera app called, wait for it: Facebook Camera, that can only be described as Instagram-lite.  Except – other than some fun filters, it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Instagram at all. Available only for Apple iDevices, the company says Facebook Camera makes Facebook photos more fun and accessible. The app lets you crop photos and add colorful filters (just like Instagram).  And you can also upload multiple pictures at once.  Most of the reviewers I know like Facebook Camera and I do too.  It’s much faster than using the regular Facebook app and I like the way Facebook Camera lets you share and display your pictures.  What’s next?  You mean after Facebook redesigns your profile page again?

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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